David de Gea says Manchester United’s 7-0 loss to Liverpool was “a disastrous moment” and vows they will turn matters around with their “duty to this club”.
Erik ten Hag’s side suffered their joint-record heaviest defeat in history, as Jurgen Klopp’s hosts ran rampant in their Premier League encounter at Anfield.
Coming just a week after United ended their six-year silverware drought with success in the EFL Cup final, such a capitulation stood in stark contrast to the progress they have made this term.
De Gea was all too aware of the result’s impact, and took to Twitter afterwards with an open missive to supporters, vowing he and his team-mates will respond.
“I know these messages don’t sit well on such a day,” he wrote.
“This was a disastrous moment for us and these results shouldn’t happen, especially with the journey we are all on.
7 – Manchester United’s 7-0 defeat at Anfield was the heaviest of Erik ten Hag’s managerial career, with today being the 481st match he has taken charge of across all competitions. Rocked. pic.twitter.com/1laEgE2LOL
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 5, 2023
“We have a duty to this club, a responsibility to represent the badge, but we have many opportunities to look ahead.
“[We have] many games coming fast, and we have to lock our focus on these.”
Having played a key role at Wembley last month, De Gea turned in one of his roughest performances of the season, saving just one of eight attempts on target throughout.
Braces for Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez, plus a Roberto Firmino finish, helped Liverpool extend their winning run over United.
The latter will look to promptly bounce back with the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie against Real Sociedad to come on Wednesday.
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